Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Gillum-DeSantis race now in recount range

Gillum-DeSantis race now in recount range

DeSantis defeated Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in a race plagued by an FBI investigation and various allegations of racism. But Democrat Christine Hallquist lost her bid to become the first openly transgender U.S. governor in Vermont, where Republican incumbent Phil Scott won re-election. In the Senate race, Scott led Nelson by more than 30,000 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast. Under Florida state law, a margin of 0.5 percent or less would trigger a machine recount of the ballots, and a margin of.25 percent or less would trigger a hand recount.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a USA state. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). The margin of victory in that race has narrowed to 0.22 percent, which places it in manual recount territory.

"We believe at the end of the day, Sen".

The hotly contested race in Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Abrams was seeking to become the first black woman to be elected governor of a USA state, remained too close to call early on Wednesday.

Florida's 67 counties have until noon Saturday to submit their unofficial vote totals to the state's division of elections.

"We're doing this not just because it's automatic, but we're doing it to win", Elias said in a statement to the Times. The tables are turning after Tuesday night, when DeSantis' poll-defying lead led Gillum to concede before 11 PM.

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The Gillum campaign issued a statement saying that it would continue to monitor the race and would be open to a recount if the margin continues to shrink.

In one of the most memorable lines in the debates, Gillum stopped short of calling DeSantis a racist but said "racists believe he is a racist".

The campaign hired attorney Barry Richard, who represented the Bush campaign during the contentious 2000 presidential election in Florida, who was "monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount", Cervone said.

He joked during brief remarks that he wasn't sure his wife, R. Jai Gillum, whom he met at Florida A&M University, had voted for him.

This means the margin is close enough to trigger a machine recount. While both claimed victory that night, the Senate race appeared poised for a recount.

"I'm unable to provide any identifying information on those persons who have voted a provisional ballot", Corley said, according to the Times. "It's an equal probability right now. I'm not sure. I'm really not sure".

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Legal wrangling began in earnest in Florida on Thursday as top political campaigns girded for the possibility of lengthy and expensive vote recounts, especially in a Senate race that remains too close to call.

Early voting and vote-by-mail ballots are still being counted in Broward County, while vote-by-mail ballots are still being counted in Palm Beach County.

November 15 - Vote totals from the machine recounts are due by 3 p.m. "The intent is clear, but the machine couldn't pick it up".

Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during the eight-year Obama administration, fielded their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades.

The canvassing boards, which typically consist of the supervisor of elections, a county judge and a county commission member, review the ballots to see if the signature matches the one on file when the voter first registered, and to determine if the voter didn't already vote. We cast our ballots this morning to secure Florida's future. "We will not allow people to be disenfranchised due to administrative procedures that disadvantage minority voters". Scroll through to find out the four distinguished women who have made history in the elections.

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